Category Archives: Travel

The Mountains Of Japan

Hello, I found this interesting post in Twitter today. さきほど撮影した、噴火する桜島と月です。 — KAGAYA (@KAGAYA_11949) March 25, 2015 This is a famous volcano named Sakura-Jima (桜島) which is down in Kagoshima Prefecture. Unlike Mount Fuji, it is a very active volcano. … Continue reading

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The Onin War

Hello, While re-reading a book about the failed Shogun, Ashikaga Yoshimasa (足利義政), I learned a lot about the Onin War, or ōnin no ran (応仁の乱) that I wanted to share. The Onin War is something most Westerners would not be … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossoms at the University of Washington

As mentioned in my last post, the family and I went to see the cherry-blossoms (桜 sakura) at the University of Washington. The UW has a large courtyard called the “Quad”, which contains many trees donated from Japan almost 100 … Continue reading

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Spring Ohigan 2015: Facing Life, Facing Death

Hello, It’s the Spring Ohigan once again in Japan. Ohigan is a holiday that happens twice a year in Japan, and coincides with the spring and autumnal equinoxes. It is a time for people in Japan to return home, visit … Continue reading

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Romans, Cherry Blossoms and Irish Sushi

Hi all, Lots of fun things to talk about this week. As readers know, I’ve been busy lately because of my transition to my new job. I’ve been spending a lot of time at night studying new technologies used at … Continue reading

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Girls Day 2015 Wrap-up

Hello Everyone, Just to wrap up Girls Day, I wanted to post some photos of our dinner. I left work a bit early today so I could be home on time for dinner. Because it is Girls Day, a Japanese … Continue reading

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Better Late Than Never: Girl’s Day 2015

 Hello, This year has been hectic but I finally put together for the Japanese holiday of hinamatsuri (ひな祭り) or Girls’ Day. Girls’ Day is on March 3rd. According to tradition, the best time to assemble the doll set is … Continue reading

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